The Gates funded Global Health Labs and ARC/SSM invented the Jet-Flame
Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer manufactures the Jet-Flame (jet- flame.com) that is being field tested in over 30 locations. Our lab helped to create this accessory that is designed to reduce emissions while increasing thermal efficiency and reducing time to boil. 30 pre-heated primary air jets shoot up into the fire resulting in increased molecular mixing and elevated temperatures. Smoke is reduced by about 90% compared to an open fire.
A forced draft stove can be very clean burning, but start up may create a lot of PM2.5. This is because the cold combustion chamber can allow a higher percentage of the smoke and Carbon Monoxide to escape unburnt. David Evitt, COO of ASAT (the for-profit arm of ARC), invented a method for lighting the Jet-Flame that can be a lot cleaner.
- Wet 30 grams of left over charcoal with 10 grams of alcohol.
- Place the small pile of charcoal on top of the holes in the Jet-Flame.
- Light the charcoal.
- Turn on the Jet-Flame.
- Push the tips of the sticks of wood against the pile of burning charcoal.
- Keep on pushing the sticks into the fire as the tips are consumed.
Here’s a video showing how we light fires in the lab: